Hear Every Sample From Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' In One Proper Mix From Gianni Lee & Mike Blud
[Art by Lavan Wright]
I'm sure you're all still absorbing the shock and immutable greatness of Kendrick Lamar's ahead-of-schedule insta-classic To Pimp A Butterfly. But even with the Okayplayer All-Stars on the bill, there's still so much to absorb in those 78-minutes of focused fury. Like say, those exquisite choices made in the sample selection. From the glistening and soulful opening moments to the haunting Tupac interview that closes out the piece, TPAB manages to get all parts to the timeless album equation squared away perfectly. In steps Philly beat freaker Gianni Lee & Mike Blud with the assist in compiling all of those hidden gems into one stud mix that'll act as the perfect companion piece to the record. Funk Flex might have hit this one with the violating stamp, but let's be honest. This ish was bound to happen and I'd say we're all better for it. Aside from the obvious cuts (like The Isley Brothers' funky guitar riff on "i" or James Brown's strut on "King Kunta" ) you'll find a cover of Fela's "I No Get Eye For Back," Cold Grits, The Detroit Emeralds and more in the 10-track mix. So go ahead and quench that thirst. Listen to Gianni Lee and Mike Blud's To Pimp A Butterfly sample mix below and cop Kendrick Lamar's colossal release on iTunes today or continue it's record breaking streak on Spotify.